Based on the  successful collaboration with the Institut de la Paix et du Développement (IdPD) of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), which has provided specific post-graduate programmes on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law since 2005, the Institute is offering a Diploma in International Humanitarian Law.

Registration is possible only through web application.

To enroll please visit this page 

The Diploma, jointly organized with the IdPD, has been tailored for both students and professionals from international organizations (intergovernmental and non-governmental) and Governments. The courses, held in English and French, cover theoretical and practical aspects of international humanitarian law, human rights and refugee law and will take place in part at the IDPD – University of Nice and in part at the Institute’s official seat of Villa Ormond in Sanremo. Teachings are available in both in-class and distance learning modalities.

The in-class option will consist of a series of training modules/courses which have to be attended in both Sanremo and Nice. Training modules will provide practical notions of international humanitarian law and refugee law, disarmament and non-proliferation, use of force and international security. More information in French are available here. The Diploma in distance learning will provide the same training modules/courses as the residential one and is available through a platform within the University of Nice, allowing students to learn in full autonomy although it will be possible to contact resource persons if assistance and/or clarification are needed.
  • Timetable in-class modules (soon available)


Being some modules available only in French, candidates with knowledge of the French language are encouraged to apply.

Two sessions of final examinations (written test and oral interview)  will be held at the IDPD in Nice in Setember and October 2021.

Registration fees amount to € 1.156,10 for in-class option and € 1.256,10 for the distance programme.
Registrations are currently closed, they will open in late Spring/early Summer 2020. 

For further information, you can contact Mr. Gian Luca Beruto at and/or Ms Anne Millet Devalle at

Regretfully, neither IdPD nor the Sanremo Institute does not offer scholarships for this Diploma.